Hales Franciscan High School selects new principal

Staff Writer

Nichole M. Jackson was selected as the new principal of Hales Franciscan High School. Jackson replaces former principal Erica Brownfield, who served for two years.

Before coming to Hales Franciscan, 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Jackson was the owner of Posh Enterprise, which included a tutoring and recreation center, day care and kids apparel line. Jackson also served as an administrator and teacher in the Chicago Public School system for about 12 years.

“My mission is to ensure Hales Franciscan High School is a high-quality, Catholic school of choice for families of young men and women who are committed to life-long learning and making a difference in their lives and the lives of others,” Jackson said in a letter to the community. “My vision is that our students will practice traditional Franciscan values, by being service driven, academically and socially sound, and ethically and morally grounded.”

She said the school’s focus will be to strengthen the traditional, classical, liberal arts curriculum with history and religion as its anchors and offer students exposure to other areas of interest, such as music, art and business through weekly discussions and internships.

Classes at Hales Franciscan began on Monday, Aug. 18.